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About me

  • 2016–now   TU Delft, assistant professor
  • 2012–2016  TU Darmstadt, post-doctoral researcher, working with Mira Mezini
  • 2009–2012  University of Marburg, Doctoral degree, advised by Klaus Ostermann
  • 2008–2009  BRICS, Aarhus University, PhD student, master's degree
  • 2004–2008  TU Darmstadt, bachelor's degree

I am the lead developer of the extensible programming language SugarJ, which allows programmers to flexibly integrate new syntax, static analyses, and editor support by library import. SugarJ extensions are scoped via the module system and multiple extensions compose if activated in the same scope. Since SugarJ allows flexible and principled domain abstraction, it is particularly well-suited for the embedding of domain-specific languages.

My general research interests include: extensible programming languages, domain-specific languages, language design, language tooling, declarative parsing methodologies, module systems, type systems, and static analysis.


I serve on the following committees:
2017 IC@PLDI (Chair), GPCE (Chair), PEPM (PC), SPLASH Workshops (PC)
2016 ASE (ERP), ECOOP (PC), Scala (PC), LWC (PC), SPLASH Posters (Chair), GPCE (PC), LaMOD (PC) Dagstuhl Seminar on Incremental Computing (Chair)
2015 SLE (PC), DSLDI (Chair), WGP (Chair), Dagstuhl Seminar on DSLs (Chair)
2014 DSLDI (Chair), PLATEAU (PC), Parsing@SLE (Chair), DADA (PC), Onward (PC), GPCE (PC, PUB), LWC (PC)
2013 GPCE (PC), WCRE (tool demos), HessPL (Chair).